Taxon  Report   1277    
Calochortus coeruleus  (Kellogg) S. Watson
Blue star tulip
Calochortus coeruleus
© 2006 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Calochortus coeruleus
© 2019 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Calochortus coeruleus
© 2016 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Calochortus coeruleus, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Calochortus coeruleus
© 2019 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Genus: Calochortus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest

Serpentine affinity: 1.5; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Calochortus caeruleus var. fimbriatus
PLANTS: Calochortus caeruleus
PLANTS: Calochortus coeruleus var. fimbriatus
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More information about  Calochortus coeruleus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).